Volunteers Needed on New Yarmouth Programs

Yarmouth prides itself on having many generous and hardworking volunteers that contribute so much to our community. To help us develop additional volunteer positions, YCAN has entered into a collaboration with SMAA (Southern Maine Agency on Aging) to bring the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) to Yarmouth. This project is launching a couple of new programs that will add much to what we are already doing to make Yarmouth a more age friendly community.

The Friendly Visitor Program will have a volunteer visit an elderly resident in his or her home on a regular basis, providing companionship and friendship. No medical, personal care or housekeeping tasks involved.

The Phone Pal Program will have a volunteer provide homebound elders with companionship by regularly calling on the phone in an effort to decrease feelings of isolation and loneliness.

The Handy Helper Program will have volunteers assist people with light household maintenance duties, i.e.: replacing light bulbs, raking leaves, cleaning garage, light painting, organizing, gardening. No jobs requiring licensure (i.e. plumber, electrician).

We are looking for volunteers for these three programs! If you would like to learn more or sign up to help members in your community, please contact Maureen Brosnan (Yarmouth Community Resource Specialist) at 207-835-9866 or MBrosnan@yarmouth.me.us

The Yarmouth Emergency Team (YET)

The school community and YCAN are streamlining the way we meet the needs of individuals in our schools by establishing a Facebook group, Yarmouth Emergency Team (YET).

The closed Facebook group will address the needs of specific anonymous Yarmouth students (for example, a gently-used pair of boots or a calculator) as requested by the school liaison, and will streamline how we meet emergency needs while providing an opportunity for the larger community to become involved in helping neighbors in need.

Please click here for more information, including a link to the Facebook page. And thank you for helping our community!

Senior Rides Program: Volunteers Needed!

YCAN is planning to offer rides to Yarmouth seniors who need to

  • buy groceries
  • shop
  • visit a hairdresser or barber in Yarmouth or Falmouth

This service will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 am to Noon, starting in September, 2012.  Between now and then, we will be recruiting volunteer drivers and spreading the word to seniors who have expressed an interest in this service.

We are looking for:

  • One or two volunteers to help us coordinate the scheduling of drivers and clients.
  • Volunteer drivers who could drive at a scheduled time once or twice per month.

If you can help, please contact Jean Rafford:

  • by phone at (207) 329-7295, or by e-mail to jeanrafford “at” gmail.com

For more information about YCAN, please explore this site further!

Volunteers Needed for Yarmouth Wellness Fair on 4/14

Could you help YCAN sell raffle tickets at the Yarmouth Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 14 between 9 AM and 3 PM? All proceeds will benefit YCAN programs, including the Fuel Assistance Fund, the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry, and Seniors Are Treasures.

We are seeking people willing to staff our table for one hour (or more if you wish) that day. If you are interested, please contact us via e-mail (ycan@ycan.info), or by phone at (207) 838-2261.

Thank you, and be well!